Bite Beauty is now officially 100% vegan! 🌱✨ @bitebeauty recently reformulated all of their products and has removed all animal-derived ingredients and by-products (like lanolin, beeswax, and carmine) from their entire collection. 🙌🏻
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However, it should be noted that their Lip Lab is not completely vegan, yet! They’re working on making it vegan in the near future. 🌿💖
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Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
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"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
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Our reason to go vegan was simple-we’ve evolved. We can create high-performance formulas without ingredients that come from animals. As we’ve been innovating with superfoods, we’ve learned we can get amazing results that perform on par with-if not better than-formulas that contain animal byproducts.
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Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
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📸 via @bitebeauty

Bite Beauty is now officially...

I just finished reading ‘Slave to Fashion’ by @safia_minney 📚 and it has completely changed my perspective on the true cost of cheap clothes. ✨ Definitely a must-read to understanding modern slavery in the fashion industry and the need to support fair trade and ethical brands that are transparent about how their products are made with respect for people and the planet. 🌍🌿
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"Today, a whole generation of shoppers expect to be able to buy cheap clothing - but these low prices are only possible because of the slavery and exploitation that exist in the fashion supply chain.
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The price of clothes does not reflect the true cost to the farmers, spinners and weavers, tailors, finishers, quality-control teams and packers who are underpaid and overworked in the race to get the latest fashion items into our stores.
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Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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Workers in developing countries are often left helpless by a lack of workplace representation and unions that could speak up for their rights. As a result, we are witnessing a global 'race to the bottom', with developing countries competing against each other to supply the cheapest labor in a bid to attract brands to their factories."

I just finished reading ‘Slave...

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
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Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become...

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in bed and wondering why you haven’t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet 🤔✨
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(📸 via @niu.body)

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in...

I love you all for going vegan! ✨ Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 (via @sassyspudshop)

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What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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(📸 via @vegan.meme)

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
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“It’s not about being perfect! And we don’t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesn’t mean causing ZERO harm (that would be delusional)... but it definitely means causing a lot less of it!! And causing LESS harm than before (before being vegan) is definitely worth celebrating and continuing to advocate for.

Don’t let the vegan haters get you down. Usually the people pointing their fingers and trying to find a flaw in veganism are the ones who simply don’t understand it or don’t know what it takes to stand for something.” (Words by @vegan_boss, 📸 via @unmeatfuture)

THIS. 🙌🏻 . “It’s not...

Show your love & support for vegan businesses in the comments by @ tagging some of your fave brands so we can follow and discover them too! 💚 (📸 via @brightzine)

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Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

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Is Lancome Cruelty-Free in 2019? | Does Lancome Test on Animals?

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Is Lancome Cruelty-Free?

Lancome is not cruelty-free in 2019; Lancome products are sold in-stores in mainland China where animal testing is required by law for all imported cosmetics.

It should also be noted that Lancome is owned by L’Oreal, a parent corporation that is still testing on animals when required by law in 2019.

Lancome’s Animal Testing Statement

On Lancome’s website, they claim that they do not conduct animal testing on their products or ingredients or ask others to test on their behalf, except when required by law. As noted earlier, Lancome is owned by L’Oreal. The animal testing statement and policy I found on Lancome’s website is the exact same as L’Oreal’s.

The disclaimer that Lancome and L’Oreal doesn’t test on animals “except when required by law” is concerning.

This implies that Lancome products are sold in mainland China where all imported cosmetics is required by law to be tested on animals.

In my research, I found proof that Lancome products are currently sold in-stores in mainland China and therefore, Lancome must consent to have their products or ingredients tested on animals by Chinese officials in order to import and sell their products in mainland China.

Lancome Sold in China

To prove that Lancôme products are in fact sold in stores in Mainland China, I used Lancôme’s store locator feature on their website to find several store listings in mainland China that carry Lancôme products.

Unfortunately because of Lancome’s decision to sell their products in China and those products are required to be tested on animals, we do not consider Lancome to be cruelty-free.

Cruelty-Free Alternatives

Looking for cruelty-free alternatives to Lancome beauty products? We recommend the following cruelty-free skincare and makeup brands:

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5 Comments
  • Nat
    October 2, 2018

    I posted some comments on Lancome Facebook page and they responded:

    Lancôme, a brand of L’Oreal, does not test any of its products or ingredients on animals and has been at the forefront of alternative methods for over 30 yrs. For more information, please click here:

    https://www.loreal.com/sustainability/l'or%C3%A9al-answers/the-question-of-animal-testing?sf199031585=1

    Can I trust it?

    • Olivia
      August 17, 2019

      “Thanks to this, since 2014, certain products manufactured and sold in China like shampoo, body wash or certain make-up are no longer tested on animals.”

      It says that in the last sentence of their paragraph. The entire statement sounds wishy washy, to be honest, so in all I don’t trust it at all.

  • Rebecca
    April 8, 2018

    I do believe L’Oreal no longer tests on animals but they need to go much further and quit selling in China where they do animal test L’Oreal and affiliate products for sale there. I’m sure there would be an uprising if L’Oreal and Estée Lauder quit selling there. Seriously. I worked for years representing Lancome and visitors from other countries, European and Asian countries, including China, would buy a lot of products to bring home. It was probably mainly for the price but nonetheless I had the impression especially the skin care products were very popular.

  • Jade
    November 2, 2017

    Have you read this?
    http://www.loreal.com/sustainability/l'or%C3%A9al-answers/the-question-of-animal-testing/what-about-in-china

    I’m trying to become an official activist of cruelty free products and so through my research I came across this article. Can I trust it?

    • Sam
      November 26, 2017

      I wouldn’t trust it. Especially since loreal has a very long history with animal testing that has nothing to do with China’s laws.

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